Fashion Fusion | Tunics stand test of timeBy JACKIE HOERMANN
The Kansas City Star
It seems we retrogress more each season. We rocked back into the 80s, tripped into the 70s, and now were embracing antiquity with a contemporary twist, of course. Tunics werent always fashionable, but we are fans of modern incarnations. High-end designer Victoria Beckham took the shape from plebian to posh in her spring 2011 collection for New York Fashion Week.
Unlike tube tops and spaghetti straps, you dont have to fidget and fuss with the tunic. Its easy to wear and flattering on most body types. A close cousin of the shift dress, the tunic is just loose enough to skim the figure and hide trouble spots.
This gray tunic from Runways boutique will transition nicely into fall and winter months, but to really make it pop, accessorize colorfully, says Dee Bayne, owner of Runways. We put on an amethyst and crystal necklace by Vintage Moon Jewelry and added a leather-studded bracelet and a glass bauble bracelet.